Had one too many margaritas last night? Nothing a few links can’t help.
As Howie posted yesterday, Birmingham City is letting Will Packwood go while offering Jonathan Spector a new contract.
I posted a couple tidbits on the USMNT, U-23 and U-17 teams earlier this week but I also forgot to include that the U-23 team will be holding a camp in England in September. They will play friendlies against England and Qatar during the camp.
Jordan Morris made an appearance on the Men in Blazers podcast last and it was enjoyable.
The biggest smile you have ever seen on Michael Bradley?
Edgar Castillo made ESPN’s Liga MX Team of the Weekend.
The Guardian’s Jack Kerr interviewed Fabian Johnson.
According to Terrence Boyd’s Instagram, he is having minor surgery this week to remove a cyst from his calf and to clean out his knee.
It looks like Fulham (and Emerson Hyndman) will be wearing a 1975 FA Cup Final inspired shirt next year. I believe this is the first collar on a Fulham shirt since 2007-08.
Amando Moreno really wants to make the U-20 World Cup roster as he scored two goals last Friday and followed that up with another goal yesterday with Tijuana’s U-20 team.
Marc Pelosi did not play with Liverpool’s U-21 team last week because he got to train with the senior team.
And it looks like Liverpool might have their eyes on another American youth player in Adolfo Trujillo.
Fox Sports is expected to land the TV rights to next year’s Copa América Centenario.
Danny Cruz might need to borrow Mike Conley’s mask at the current rate of getting cleats to the face this past week.
J.R. Eskilson spoke to Sam Strong about how an encounter with Jurgen Klinsmann in an airport helped him get his US U-23 call-up last month.
Steven Goff is hearing that Duke product Jeremy Ebobisse and Virginia’s Jake Rozhansky are headed to Europe for some trials.
I recently learned of another former US Soccer Development Academy player in Germany. Faisal Almubaslat is a 17-year-old winger at Tennis Borussia Berlin playing with their U-17 team in the B-Junioren Bundesliga Nord/Nordost. He had a few goals and assists in April as you can see in these highlights against RB Leipzig and Concordia Hamburg.
And finally, a little plug for our goal tracker. There have been a lot of goals, especially in lower leagues, as of late and it will keep you up to date with who is scoring (and links to highlights when available).